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Conditioning for Pitchers: Will Cardio Kill Your Velo?

Conditioning for Pitchers: Will Cardio Kill Your Velo?

While training for pitchers has become significantly better over the last decade or so, the  fear around the dreaded “conditioning” may have gone too far. Running poles has been shunned (and we have the shirts to prove it), but surely not all conditioning will destroy...

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Drills to Improve Your Arm Action: A Three Part Series

Drills to Improve Your Arm Action: A Three Part Series

Efficient and effective arm action is an important piece of a high velocity delivery. But, if you don't naturally possess that, how do we go about changing it? In this three part video series I discuss a few of the drills we use to change an athlete's arm action. Part...

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Improving Elbow Health for Long Term Pitching Development

Improving Elbow Health for Long Term Pitching Development

Elbow pain and injury is one of the most common issues requiring adjustments to training and causing missed training time or missed playing time. In amateur players this inhibits development and, in some cases, ends careers prematurely. If you can’t train or play,...

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Extensive Throwing Cycles

Extensive Throwing Cycles

In this video I discuss how to design an extensive throwing cycle. Extensive throwing cycles are necessary as part of a preparatory phase prior to velocity development cycles. They can also be a great option for athletes struggling with rhythm and relaxation. Check...

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Periodizing and Progressing External Rotation

Periodizing and Progressing External Rotation

Whether you’re a pitcher, position player, overhead thrower in a different sport, or coach of these athletes, you have likely heard of the rotator cuff and know that it is an important part of shoulder health and function. However, most athletes and coaches don’t...

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Bryan Liriano: A 6-Week Velocity-Deficient Athlete Case Study

Bryan Liriano: A 6-Week Velocity-Deficient Athlete Case Study

At the beginning of an athlete’s training journey interventions can and should be very simple and will often lead to impressive results. As an athlete advances and begins to achieve basic abilities, such as maximal strength levels, finding weak links becomes more...

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Conditioning for Pitchers: Will Cardio Kill Your Velo?

While training for pitchers has become significantly better over the last decade or so, the  fear around the dreaded “conditioning” may have gone too far. Running poles has been shunned (and we have the shirts to prove it), but surely not all conditioning will destroy...

read more